Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Ulises Valdez Vineyard 2010
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The 2010 Pinot Noir Ulises Valdez Vineyard impresses for its superb elegance and pedigree. Dark fruit, flowers, spices and licorice are some of the notes that come together in the glass. The 2010 expresses plenty of the size and volume that are typical of this site, but with more finesse, elegance and delineation than found in the 2009. Mint, licorice and flowers add nuance on the bright, high-toned finish. Anticipated maturity: 2015ndash;2025.
The 2010 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley is beautiful. It has a bit more depth and darker fruit than the 2009. Sweet spices, new leather and licorice are some of the notes that wrap around the finish. This is a terrific showing. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020. - Robert Parker 91-93 Points Vineyard* Properties: Bellflower, Fraenkle, Gap's Crown, Lindsay Estate, Ulises Valdez, Walker Station* Appellation: Russian River Valley* Clonal Selections: Swan, Beba, d115, 667, 777, Calera* Sites: Various sites and exposures; Sebastopol series, Goldridge yellow, sandy clay loam, red clay and coarse, gravelly, loam soils* Yields: 1.7 - 3.8 tons/acre Harvest* Harvest Dates: September 28 - October 12* Harvest Brix: 24.6 - 25.4* Growing Season: 2010 began with a wet winter and spring across Sonoma County. Summer was cool, though as harvest approached temperatures rose. Our pinot noir and chardonnay ripened fully and evenly, allowing sugars and acid to develop in balance...
Deep ruby in color, this complex pinot noir offers aromas of wild berries, rose petals, cola and tobacco. The silky, supple palate is brimming with raspberry, caramel fleur de sel, lavender, cardamom; all supported with a mineral backbone.
Offers a rich medley of blackberry and raspberry, with a touch of floral and black licorice. Tightly focused and well-structured, this is long on the finish. Drink now through 2019.
Bright ruby. High-pitched aromas of raspberry, cherry-cola, allspice and rose. Silky, gently sweet and focused, with very good depth and intense, floral-accented red fruit character. Silky tannins add focus and shape. This suave wine drinks very well right now.
The 2010 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley is beautiful. It has a bit more depth and darker fruit than the 2009. Sweet spices, new leather and licorice are some of the notes that wrap around the finish. This is a terrific showing. Anticipated maturity: 2012andndash;2020.
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